Monthly Archives: September 2015

Van Allen scores first college goal for Northern Arizona

September 9, 2015

She scored 63 goals in high school and it didn’t take very long for Haleigh Van Allen of Anchorage to find the net in college. In just her fourth game for Northern Arizona University the freshman forward scored in a 6-0 victory over Alabama State in NCAA D1 women’s action. Van Allen, of Service High… Read more »

Alaskans part of Phoenix College’s stunning win over Yavapai

September 8, 2015

Two junior college soccer players from Alaska were part of one major upset in Arizona. Anchorage’s Trask Shamburg and Dylan Nolder helped Phoenix College score a stunning 4-3 upset of perennial National Junior College Athletic Association powerhouse Yavapai College in Arizona. Yavapai had lost only once in 59 previous games at Mountain Valley Park dating… Read more »

Shryock leads Alaska contingent at The Rut in Montana

September 7, 2015

Originally from Montana, Adam Shryock moved to Alaska recently to bolster his mountain running resume. “I thought I needed to go earn my stripes in Alaska,” he told The 28-year-old had a strong summer in The Last Frontier, where he broke the record in the Turnagain Trail Run from Potter to Rainbow and finished… Read more »

Brehmer develops into secret weapon for Oklahoma State

September 6, 2015

Former Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year Holly Brehmer of Eagle River is coming into her own at Oklahoma State University. The sophomore midfielder scored her first career goal against Mercer in the season opener and then recently enjoyed the game of her life against the University of Georgia. Brehmer, of Chugiak High fame, netted… Read more »

Lujan leads South Dakota St to historic win at Big 12 Kansas

September 5, 2015

Anchorage’s Zach Lujan is gaining respect on the football field for two states; his home in Alaska and his home away from home at South Dakota State University. The junior quarterback today lifted the Jackrabbits to their first FBS win with a 41-38 victory over the University of Kansas of the Big 12 Conference. Lujan… Read more »

Concordia successful in NCAA D2 debut thanks to Naylor goal

September 4, 2015

The Concordia University men’s soccer team took a major step this year by graduating from NAIA to the NCAA D2 level. Zak Naylor of Anchorage got the new era started the right way. The senior forward pounced on a loose ball in front of the net in the 57th minute to secure a 3-2 win… Read more »

Lujan fever heats up for Jackrabbit fans in South Dakota

Anchorage’s Zach Lujan is big news in South Dakota. Last year, he went 5-2 as a substitute starter as the Jackrabbits advanced to the FCS playoffs for the third straight year. This year he has been named a team captain and the starting quarterback. South Dakota State fans are certainly behind him, especially a family… Read more »

Janay knows jumping: DeLoach soars on final jump in Zurich

September 3, 2015

World-class long jumper Janay DeLoach of Fairbanks had her best effort on her final attempt during Diamond League track and field action in Zurich, Switzerland. The 29-year-old jumped finished with a mark of 21 feet to finish sixth out of nine jumpers. DeLoach, of Eielson High fame, finished sixth in three of her four appearances… Read more »

Just for fun, Wilcox breaks own record in 2,745-mile bike race

September 2, 2015

When Lael Wilcox of Anchorage set a women’s record in the Tour Divide ultramarathon bicycle race she had bronchitis and still broke the women’s record by two days. She was probably also tired after biking, yes biking, from Anchorage to the start line in Banff, Canada, before racing to Antelope Wells, New Mexico, at the… Read more »